Frustration for stroke victim as pub assault case is closed

John Paston suffered a stroke a few weeks ago which has left him severely disabled.

John Paston suffered a stroke a few weeks ago which has left him disabled. - Credit: John Paston

A man who was assaulted in a city pub has been told his case has been closed.

John Paston, 60, was attacked in the Woolpack Inn on March 25 during a night out with friends.

Mr Paston, who lives in Latimer Road, said: "It's frustrating because I've had a lot going on recently in addition to the assault.

"As well as the stroke I suffered earlier in the year I have now had a heart monitor fitted which I'm struggling with.

"I have also had a bowel cancer scare and will be going for a scan soon - it's just all happening at once."

At the time he thanked staff at the city centre pub for getting him to hospital.

A police spokesman said: "Following further enquiries no new evidence was found.

"A man was arrested in connection with the incident but was later released without charge and no further action will be taken.

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"All lines of enquiry have been carried out and the investigation has now been closed.

"The victim has been updated."